A Persian Lesson – 3
The cosmos is like a net thrown into the sea, unable to make that in which is its own. Already the sea is spread out, and the net spreads with it as far as it can, for no one of its parts can be anywhere else than where it is. But because it has no size, the soul’s nature is sufficiently ample to contain the whole cosmic body in one and the same grasp.
– Plotinus, Ennead IV S.9